The Seven Star-Angels of Revelation

When John gets a prophetic glimpse of Jesus, He’s seen holding seven stars in his hand, which John tells us are seven angels. This is actually a pretty easy connection to follow in ancient culture. While it sounds weird to us because we know more of the science behind stars, ancient cultures often understood stars…

Interpreting Joseph’s Dreams

When I was a kid I thought Joseph’s dreams in the Old testament were straight up gibberish. To me, it was as though a dream was a bunch of binary code and Joseph was a computer. You simply feed the binary code into the computer and it comes out meaning something, but otherwise it’s just…

The Sacrifice of Isaac

Reading Genesis 22 feels a lot like watching a psychological horror movie. Fortunately, however, we find in this passage that God is a good God whose test illustrates many important theological points after Abraham passes it. Check out this podcast episode on 1208GREENWOOD’s webpage or simply subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or Google Play.

Number the Stars

Abraham is told to “number the stars” as an analogy towards how many children he will have. But in Abraham’s world, stars would have fed this analogy in another light—the same light that Paul is going to perceive it in later in Romans. Check out this podcast episode on 1208GREENWOOD’s webpage or simply subscribe to the podcast…

When the Sky Goes Dark

There’s actually a great analogy within science as to why we should consider taking the supernatural world of the Bible more seriously. Our universe is currently expanding which is causing everything to move further and further apart from each other at faster and faster speeds. Eventually, distant galaxies will have moved so far away from…